Quote: Originally Posted by #juan
This is looney.
No, this is:
Newfies are suing Newfoundland because people are running into moose and killing themselves. Surely a 1400 pound moose is not that hard to see. Who will pay any fines? Why Newfoundlanders of course.
Have you ever hit something with your car?
A deer, rabbit, racoon, porcupine, skunk, cat, dog??
I have and I was going the speed limit and paying attention to the roads. I've hit 1 skunk, 1 racoon and 2 porcupines since I started driving. Which all occurred on a highway or around a sharp corner. My mother hit a deer once..... hell I almost his a kangaroo last week.
When they're standing like an idiot on the highway, you can see them and slow down or stop.... but when they come full speed from the side of the road or out of the woods along the side of the road at the wrong time, it doesn't matter how good a driver you think you are, they're going to get hit and you're the one who's going to hit them.
And hitting a moose is indeed, not the same as hitting a deer, racoon or skunk, especially at night time. At night, they're virtually all black in colour and while hitting a deer will cause some good damage to your vehicle..... due to the height of moose, when they hit your car, your hood hits their legs, which turns the body of the moose into a projectile which that 1400 pounds you mentioned, flies straight through your windsheild.
Ever seen a car that was hit by a moose?
^ And when the moose didn't die on impact, you have them kicking and rolling around on top of you.
You try driving your car or pulling to the side of the road in that situation.
Just four moose were brought to Newfoundland from New Brunswick in 1904. There are now approximately 120000 moose Nfd. I'm sure a lot of households have a moose in the freezer. Now the people who drove too fast to be able to see the moose on the hwy are wanting to sue the government for their bad driving.
Yes, now why don't you explain to everyone why that moose population grew so large.
I'll save you the time...... their population blew up because there was no natural predator for the moose in Newfoundland..... a factor the NF government didn't seem to factor in..... which is why they're responsible for the situation.
To chalk up all the deaths relating to moose as people being idiots and speeding just shows your ignorance on the situation. Yes the moose were brought in to ensure there was available meat on the island for everybody, due to the high cost of shipping it in from mainland...... but the government never thought the situation through and these people are dying in situations that would have otherwise never have occurred in the first place.
So they have every right to sue can gain some compensation.
Prove they were speeding.